Any adult (18+) student is able to register for up to three (3) classes within one semester without full enrollment. These students are considered Continuing Education Students and these classes are not tracked towards a certificate.

All students who have been accepted for full-time enrollment will receive written confirmation of their acceptance before signing the Enrollment Agreement. Students must submit a signed Enrollment Agreement form prior to matriculation. If the student is under legal age (18), the Enrollment Agreement must also be signed by the student’s parent or guardian. Full-time students must submit a tuition deposit with the signed Enrollment Agreement. This deposit is deducted from the tuition due for the first semester. All classes taken by Enrolled Students are tracked towards a certificate.

A full-time student must take 450 clock hours per semester to complete graduation requirements in three (3) years. A student may register as a part-time student (less than 450 clock hours). This will result in additional time needed to meet the graduation requirements.

duCret School of the Arts calls or emails students only in the event of a class cancellation. Students should assume a class is running unless otherwise notified.  

duCret will only be closed for the dates listed in the calendar. Classes canceled due to holidays, instructor absence, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances will be made up at the end of the semester. Students who miss class of their own accord will not receive a refund or make-up opportunity.

Attendance is the student’s responsibility and will be considered a factor in determining final grades. Attendance records are maintained for each class; all absences are recorded in the Administration Office and are monitored regularly. Students are expected to arrive on time for classes. Any student arriving after class starts will be marked ‘late’. Any student arriving more than thirty (30) minutes late will be counted ‘absent’.

Three (3) late/early departures will be the equivalent of one (1) absence. Students with more than four (4) unexcused absences from any one course in a single semester may be liable for a reduction in grade, a grade of ‘Incomplete’ or a failure from the course in question.

No student substitutions are allowed. Only students enrolled in a certain class can attend that class, unless they have the permission of the Director of the Studio School to audit that class.

Tuition and fees are charged on a semester basis and must be paid on or before the payment deadline of the semester for which the student is enrolling. Payment may be in the form of cash, check, credit card or money order to The duCret School of The Arts.

Pro-rating is not available. A $25 fee will be assessed for any returned check.

Students are responsible for the full and prompt payment of all tuition, fees and charges applicable to their enrollment in the school. Diplomas will not be issued to students with unsatisfied school accounts and the school reserves the right to dismiss any student who fails to meet his or her financial obligations to the school in a timely manner.

In-School Payment Plan divides each semester’s tuition into three (3) payments after the submission of an initial deposit. The three (3) equal monthly payments on the balance are due by the first day of each month.

There is no late registration fee, but you will be charged the full price of the course. You may not join a class past its second week.

100% Refund will be given if dropped 1 week prior to the first class/session series. 80% Refund will be given if dropped after the first class. No refund will be given once a second class has commenced. All refunds must be done in writing and sent to: [email protected] and be received before the start of the class as listed. Class drops will not be accepted by phone.

To request transcripts please email [email protected] or fill out the online form. The charge for official transcripts is $10. For transcripts before 2000, please call 908.757.7171. Price may vary on year of graduation.

duCret will be following the Plainfield Public School District for all school closures. In case of delayed opening duCret will not cancel morning classes. If Plainfield Public Schools have a delayed opening, duCret will delay our opening by a ½ hour. duCret’s morning classes will start at 9:30 AM. 

Snow days and canceled classes should be made up either through an additional assignment or an additional class/office hour where students are able to ask questions to the instructor of the canceled class. duCret may not be listed as a school closure, therefore please look for Plainfield Public Schools.

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duCret reserves the right to remove, without refund, any child whose age is misrepresented during registration from any class or workshop. Teenage students under 18 years of age must have written permission from a parent or guardian to attend any class that uses a life model.

duCret School of The Arts reserves the right to dismiss any student for inappropriate behavior.

duCret School of The Arts is not responsible for artwork and other property left on the premises and has no liability if such property is lost, stolen, or damaged, except in instances when artwork is displayed in a gallery exhibition and insurance coverage is in place. Any artwork left after the semester ends will be discarded. duCret is not responsible for any digital artwork or images left on the computers in the digital lab. You must back up your work on your flash drive every time you use the lab.

The duCret School of The Arts will document classes, instructors, lectures, parties, and student work using photography and video for promotional purposes only. If you do not wish yourself or your child to be photographed, please notify the duCret School of The Arts in writing at the beginning of the semester.

Cell phones, IM, email, chat sites, online games, personal TVs, streaming video and blogs are to be used/read at break time or after class. NOT during class. Emergency calls must be taken in the hallways. The use of MP3 players, iPods, CDs, Internet Radio and radios is completely up to the instructor. The allowance and/or type of music played during class time is also up to the instructor.

We work to make certain prices are accurate. However, on rare occasions there might be a mistake in pricing. In the event of a pricing error, the duCret reserves the right to cancel any registration resulting from such a pricing error.